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The TOMBS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 381 51352 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 419 11072 0.001 8
Change since 1880 -38 -40280 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 144 10248 0.001 9
United Kingdom 1,463 3841 0.003 32

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of TOMBS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the TOMBS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the TOMBS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of TOMBS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 299 78.48
Black/African American 65 17.06
White (Hispanic) 13 3.41
Asian/Pacific None reported 0
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the TOMBS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of TOMBS in historical publications

TOMBS. Ferguson derives this surname, and Tombleson, from an old High German root, tuo7n, equivalent to A. -Saxon dom., judgment; but as he puts them in juxtaposition with Tlioms, Thomson, Tomkin, and other Icnown derivatives of" Thomas," his etymology is not to be_ accepted. If this name is pronounced Tombs, it is no doubt the genitive of Tom.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to TOMBS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as TOMBS.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for TOMBS

The following words are slight variants of TOMBS that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.